Choi Ji Woo Remains J-viewers Top Korean Actress in Her 40’s in New Poll, Followed by Ha Ji Won and Song Hye Kyo

The best annuity is having one mega hit that basically pays dividends for the rest of life, and only few stars can enjoy lucking into that. The Hallyu era hit drama Winter Sonata is that drama for leads Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo, and over two decades later he’s still always on the list of favorite Korean actors when polled by J-viewers and same with her. The latest J-magazine poll asked viewers their favorite 40’s Korean actresses and to no surprise number 1 is Choi Ji Woo, who hasn’t had a hit honestly in years and hasn’t even acted recently thanks to getting married and having a baby. Still she’s comfortable at top and in this poll second spot went to Ha Ji Won followed by Song Hye Kyo in third. After that that fourth place is Son Ye Jin, followed by Kim Tae Hee, with the former still churning out hits in recent years while the latter acts infrequently after marrying Rain and having two kids. Jang Nara is sixth, then Kim Sarang in seventh, with Lee Min Jung in the eight spot. And the last two are Lee Bo Young and Lee Yo Won so it’s really a parade of top actresses in the aughts and early ’10s mostly all still acting which is great to see.

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Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading